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STORM SWEEPS COAST.
GALE ON THE ATLANTIC.
One Life Lost Of Lever*, Del—
Schooner Driven .shore.
Delaware Breakwater. Del., Nov. 24.— The
northeast gale which swept along the Atlantic
coast to-day was especially severe In this
vicinity. One Ufa was lost as a direct result of
the heavy seas, and a schooner was Mown
ashore ar.d is to-night In dancer of being
pounded to pieces. All vessels kept within the
harbor, and some had trouble in preventing their
er.-hors from dragging and being blown ashore.
The schooner S. M. Bird, with a cargo of lum
i. - hb Charleston. B. C. for New York, parted
r>nth anchor chains while anchored off Cape
HentopCß, end wat» Mown on the beach at L<ewes
fit 2 o'clock this afternoon. The Lewes llfesav-
Irie crew went to the assistance of the crew
pi-.r] brought ashore the captain's wife and child.
Th» surf was running high, and the lifesavers
had great difficulty in petting them ashore,
Captain Roldt and his crew refused to leave the.
weasel The schooner 1s thirty-threo years old.
Unless the gal<-> moderates the vessel may be
pounded tO pieces.
William J. Walker, of Grace Point. Va., an
r>ller on the oceangoing tug Luckenbach. was
Pitched against the machinery he was oiling by
' V rolling of th« rug and his left leg was badly
rrufhed. He. was landed nt Lewee Pl»r, but
died from loss of blood.
The lieht on the east end of the breakwater
harbor of refuge wa*» carried away by the gale.
Taking it more difficult for vessel* safely to
make, the. harbor.
Philadelphia. Nov. Philadelphia and vi
cinity had their first taste of winter to-day,
•when the Atlantic coast Btorm brought with it
Fleet and snow. The wind rose to a velocity of
forty miles an hour, and the heavy rain ao
< ompanying it turned to Fleet, and enow in the
evening. The precipitation amounted to more
than two inches. Beyond some interference
with telegraphic communication the storm did
little damage hereabouts.
Winchester, Va.. Nov. 24— A heavy snow
storm prevailed in northern Virginia to-day.
covering the ground to a depth of four inches.
This is the earliest snowfall here in years.
WllkeK-Barre. Perm., Nov. 24 —The Wyoming
Valley is enveloped in a snowstorm to-night. It
Is Interfering materially with the telephone and
electric and steam railroad service. Snow lies
peveral inchep deep on th j mountains. It Is of
a wet, heavy nature, causing much trouble
throughout the valley.
THE CITY HOUSEBOUND.
Heavy Rain and Nasty Wind Spoil
Sunday in the Open.
Not in many months has there been such a
cold, disagreeable Sunday as the one which
greeted New Yorkers yesterday. The fall of
rain from 1 o'clock yesterday morning to
f> o'clock la««t nlKht emcJunted to 1.12 inches,
which is Just a little short of the total rain
fall of November a year ago. With the rain
rame a northeast wind blowing thirty-six miles
ar. hour, which added, to the discomfort. Those
who remembered the corresponding Sunday of
last year, which was bright and tair. looked
back with longing on 1906. Northeast Ktorm
■earnings were displayed along the coast, and
tain fell along the Atlantic, except at
F^ranton and Pittsburgh where there waa
snow. The average precipitation for November,
lftOtf, was 8.44 inches, but the fall yesterday
wiil bring November of this year up to 4.70
inches. The temperature was below the nor
mal, registering 41 degn f-s.
The BtreetcarH had their troubles all day, tho
r=sin Interfering greatly with the motors and
causing a number of cars to go "dead." The
ctty streets were about aa desr-rted all day aa
Bopton after 11 o'clock.
The tide alon£ the Pound chore of Westches
t"- County was exceptionally high and the coast
from Felbarn to Port Chester was strewn with
THREE PROBABLY DROWNED IN STORM
Body of Fisherman Washed Ashore, and
Companions Are Hissing.
A watch was kept along Simis. Heach. Far
Rockawaj*. ail last night for the bodies of the
two companions of John Hanafan, jr , of Law
rence, whose body floated to the shore on Sat
urday night. Hanafan, with Wilbur Wilson, of
Tnwood, Long I«la.nd, and another young man
from Canarsle whose name could not be learned,
v.ent fishing on Saturday morning. It Is thought
that the boat capelsed and all three were
Hanafan'" body was found by Hush Moran.
The rubber boots which he had on when he left
the beach were gone, and it is thought that ho
tried to ewirn to shore.
HIGH TIDES AT ATLANTIC CITY.
Philadelphia-Ocean City Train Service Held
Up by Storm.
Atlantic. City, Nov. 24. -The severe northeast
«t"rm which prevailed here all day and was cen
tal off here to-night has made high tides, bur
little damage has been reported outside the rip-
ing off of a few pilings on Young's Old Pier.
The meadows were flooded, trolley service wad
interfered with and telegraph and telephone
At Ocean City a boathouse was blown over
and two boats were ripped from their moorings.
They struck the trolley bridge, holding up trains
fnm Atlantic City and Philadelphia for five
BIG SCHOONER IN PEBIL.
As Lifesavera Wait She Is Blown Off Mon
mouth Beach Bar.
Mf.nmouth Beach. N. J . Nov. 24. A big
with ghortened sails, was blown upon
the bar early this evening, but managed t<> t-'<-t
off and out of danger with the help of tho high
fea and wind.
She came in apparently withojt her captain
realizing the closeness of the shore. Then lie
tot go his anchors, and an alarm was given
BatMtw. Captain Dean and his men of Ufe
•■aving Station No. 4 made ready to go to the aid
of the crew, if pos^il-le, and if n"t (0 try to get
a line out to it.
The tide along the coast is high, and Ihe
water ov«-r the outer shoals is deeper than
usual. This kept the schooner from going
aground, and in a temporary shift of the wind
•he schooner got under way and scudded out
af danger and down the coast, working further
to «ra with every tacit
POLAND WATER. NATURE'S CURE.
I'urest Spring Water in ti»e, World. Part .1.1
toi4, A«!k«r. Merrill & ConUlt Co., FoUnd Spring
• Cs^ UM E.o*dw«iy, K< K.-AavU
- m o rr o W . T^ a ; n s » a^?rnorth .tad., NKW-YORKS Bailiff 11 tinTtihiiii" |ir ~ ijm>7.— twelve pages.—
PITCHED FROM CAR HI AGE.
Young Couple Unconscious in Hos
pital—Hit by Surface Car.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitney I. Kisler. of No 212
Edgecomb avenue, are in a critical condi
tion in the Harlem Hospital as the result
of a collision with an eastbound 12. r .th street
car. at Seventh avenue and 12"<th street yes
terday, while in their light two seated run
about. At the hospital It was said that Mrs.
Kisler's skull had been fractured at the base,
that she had been injured internally and was
Btill unconscious. Her husband had several
ribs broken and possible internal injuries.
Mr. and Mrs. Ei.-=ler, who was Miss Beatrix
Leonard, of Springfield, Mass.. were married
about six weeks ago, and had spent their
hojieymonn travelling, returning to this city
about two days ago. They had hired the vehicle
at an Edgecomb avenue livery stable, and had
started out to visit an uncle living in Rfith
At 125 th street anu Peventh avenue Mr Elder
was forced to drive his horse along the street
car tracks to avoid an excavation. He had just
turne-d out to go down Seventh avenue when
the car hit the. rear wheel. Mrs. Elsler w;is
pitched out twenty-five feet on to her head, and
Mr. Eisler landed on his side. Both were picked
up unconscious, and taken to a nearby drug
store to wait for the hospital ambulance.
The horse ran awny for three blocks, and
was caught by Patrolman Oeneet. of the West
12."ith street station. The. runabout wap wrecked.
No arrests were made.
Mr. Eisler is a member of the firm of N A.
Eisler & Co., packers and butchers, at No. 2695
IJ\ I VE KILLS THREE GIRLS.
Swept Overboard While Playing on
Ship Of Cape Flattery.
\ By Tfl'.sgraph to The Trtbun?. 1
San Francisco, Nov. 24.— The steamer Presi
dent, from Seattle, which arrived here to-day,
reported that during rough weather on Friday
three girls were swept overboard and drowned
off Cape Flattery. Their disappearance was not
noted for an hour, so thy© was no chance to
Florence Buckman, thirteen years old, and
Rita and Ada Schotte, twelve and four years
old respectively, -were playing in a gangway
below the bridge amidships. This gangway forms
a natural funnel, through which the water poun
•when the deck is flooded. It is supposed a largo
wave struck the ship and swept the- three chil
The Schotte children had come from Australia
with their mother to meet their father. Florence.
Buckman was going to Los Angeles with her
TWENTY FIREMEN HURT.
Overcome While Fighting Blaze on
Barge at X exit own Creek.
As a result of a fire which started yesterday
afternoon In Barge 21 of the Rockland and Rock
port Lime. Company at Newiown Creek more than
twenty firemen were overcome and It is fearnd that
their eyesight may be seriously affected. Tho tire
waa one of the most stubborn fought by firemen.
When apparently under control lat^ last night It
bmke out anew, and early this morning the. barge
wag still burning.
The smoke was so <ieni=«; about the vessel that
the firemen had to work In relay*. While di
recting the fire Captain Frederick Golden of Hook
and Ladder B<i •?.•::.-; overcome by smoke and fell to
the bottom of the barge. Several of tho firemen.
who went to hi.- aid finally rescued him, hut not
until they were badly burned about the face hands
There was a scorn of barges at the creek, and
when It was seen that the fire was gaining head
way all were towed to the middle of the creek.
The burning barge, contained about two thousand
barrels of lime, and with its other material waa
valued at nearly $K','.«in.
H<veral firemen of thf Oreboat Boody w#re said
to be the moat seriously Injured. Thr» •
who responded to ambulance calla from the East
ern District Hospital attended thf- Bremen, who.
after receiving medical aid. were taken to thHr
INTRODUCTION AT COURT MADE EASY.
Man Accused of Making Offers Answered by
Many Pittsburgh Women.
[By Telegraph to Th* Trlbuat !
I'ttiphurg, Nov. M.— Reginald Bpaulding Is under
arrest at tb«' central station here "ii a charge of
trying to swindle scores of wom^n in Pittsburg's
social world by offering to Introduce them into
London society. It is charged that he mailed tho
following letter to more than two hundred l'ltts
Pear Madam—] beg to Inform you that I am
making a. tour of the country, arranging wl'h
those who ■■■' desirous of being introduced into
London society or at court. I am also thoroughly
vf-rpf-d with all matters of finance In Kngland tind
on th^ Continent. I shall defni it a favor If you
will be good fiiouKh to advise in«» if you are In
terestedln any of tho above mentioned matters, If
so I shall be pleased to call and convey any par
ticulars you may desire. I make no charge in any
way, my remuneration to be determined by the
demands made upon my influence. Very truly
yours. REGINALD BPAUL.DINO.
When Spaulding's rooms were searched by the
police last night they say they found almost two
hundred answers to the letter, ail holding out en
couragement of some- sort. The wifo of a promi
nent steel manufacturer, it Is said. wrot. thai her
heart was set upon being presented .it court and
having her daughter marry a titled foreigner, if
Mr. Spaulding could arrange it. She would pay him
Ho.OOO on the day of the marriage
A letter from a Plttsburg mlUlonaire- declared
that if Bpaulding "did not cease filling the heads
of th.' women In his family with nonsense" he
would thrash him. This man called the attention
of the police to the matter.
URGES UNION SHAVES OR LONG BEARDS
Organized Labor Said To Be Careless About
Barbers It Patronizes.
The International Barbers' Union yesterday,
through its delegate, Leon Krleger. complained to
ii,, Central Federated Union that union men were
too apathetic as to whether they were shaved in
union or non-union shops. It was urged that if a
man could not get a shave In a union shop he
should grow a beard.
•Mow are the union men to know where to find
these shops?" asked Delegate Bbnp«»n of the Amal
gamated Woodworker* "Where are your head-
Krleger said the union bad no regular headquar
ters, but ii- named two halls in the city where it
net, whereupon a delegate said:
••I believe it is up to the union itself to unionize
the -hops. How are men who are busy to search
around to find the real thins when there are two
kinds of barber shops?"
Krit-Ber promised to prepare a list of them, wniea
he Will tak<- 10 th« Central Federated Union
NEW YORK TO PARIS BY AUTOMOBILE.
j'an*. Nov. 151 .-Following the recent aUtomo&Ue
race from lvk;n to Paris, the -Matin" has decided
to organise a race from New York to Paris, via
Chicago. Alaska, across the Behrtng Btratts. Sibe
ria .I""' Russia
HAAN'S RESTAURANT, PARK ROW BLDG.
fcrXsotioa In cuisine, and precision ta service,
SOME EFFECTS OF THE FINANCIAL CRISIS.
Panic began on October 16.
Ten banks in this city have suffered runs, some of which forced suspension.
Thirty-five banks in other cities suffered runs.
Eighteen deaths have resulted, either suicides or through sickness brought on by
Three men have been indicted and arrested for bank fund juggling; at least four
others are likely to be.
Seventeen banks in this city suspended payment wholly or in part.
Fifty-four banks in other cities suspended.
Fifteen of this whole number have either resumed or will resume to-day.
About $125,000,000 has been with.drawn from banks in this city, much of it, however,
to be redeposited in other banks.
$535,000,000. estimated, has been withdrawn from banks elsewhere.
Gold engaged from abroad $81,225,000
Money sent from New York for relief of interior 100,000.000
Cities over 100,000 population using clearing house certificates 23
Amount of clearing house certificates outstanding here $75,000,000
•Mills and factories closed or partly suspended 125
•Number of employes out of work * 135.000
Number of factories and mills assigning / 14
♦Amount of money involved in failures $28,805,000
FACTS OF PREVIOUS PANICS.
1857 Specie payments suspended 8 weeks.
1873 Specie payments suspended 6 weeks.
1893 Specie payments suspended 5 weeks.
•Only #nt»rpri*eii »mployinic 500 or mT^ ra»n enn*ii»rM Railway operations Include!.
tOnly failures Involving J.YOOO or mere considered 9
Abort fact* and figures talcn from telegraphic ad»!<-#« to The Tribune from all over the country.
BOY KILLS HIS FATHER.
SHOOTS TO SAVE MOTHER.
Tragic End to Late Package Party
in William aburg.
During a struggle to prevent his father from
shooting his mother. Peter Lindermeyer, sev
enteen years old. fired a bullet into his father's
brain and killed him in their home. No. 831
Grand street. WllHamsburg, early yesterday
mornlng, while the four younger children of the
family looked on in terror. The boy was ar
rested by Patrolman Elder, of the Herbert
street station, after his father had been pro
nounced dead by an ambulance surgeon of the
Eastern District Hospital.
Th« attendants of the Manhattan avenue court
witnessed one of the most affecting scenes In
its history, when the grief crazed boy, his
heartbroken mother and the younger children
were arraigned. Magistrate HißKinbotham sor
rowfully committed tho boy without ball for
examination on Tuesday.
Frederick Lindermeyer. the dead man. with
his wife Catherine and their eldest son. Peter,
returned to their home at 8 o'clock yesterday
morning after attending a package party In a
hall at Himrod street and Central avenue. The
elder Lindermeyer, it is Paid, had been drinking
and was Irritable. While they were preparing
to go to bed Lindermeyer began a quarrel with
his wife She went Into their parlor to avoid
him. but he, parted after her with a large re
volver. According to the account given by Mr?
Lindermeyer to the police, her son Peter rushed
into the. parlor ahead of his father and slammed
the door. instantly a bullet crashed through tho
woodwork, narrowly missing young Linder
meyer. who had his shoulSet against the door
to prevent its being opened.
peaking that his brothers and sisters were
in danger in the rooms with his father, the boy
told his mother to go Into the hall opened the
door and be*» a struggle with his father for
the possession of the run. Frederick Under
mover as a teamster, and was well known in
the neighborhood for his enormous strength.
His son, although no match for him In strength.
fought fiercely, while tho terror stricken chil
dren huddled together and were, unwilling wit
nesses to the killing; of their father. Suddenly
another shot was fired and the elder Under
mever sank to the floor. Teter wont. Into the
kitchen thinking that he had knocked his father
down with a Wow from his fist, and that the
-hot had gone wild. Tn a few minutes Mrs.
Lindermeyer went Into the room, thinking to
put her husband to bed. She found him
stretched on the Boor with a bulk* hole over
his right eye.
"Peter, you have killed your father." she said.
as «he fell fainting beside the body. Rushing to
the room tho boy lifted his father In his arms
and implored him to speak and forgive him. but
it was too late.
The noise of the *hnts aroused the neighbor
hood and brought Patrolman Elder. The fam
liv was taken to the Herbert, street station.
Peter « barged with the killing of his father an.l
the others ns witnesses. In the Manhattan ave
nue, court Magistrate Htgginbotham asked the.
boy why he. had fired the. shot.
"I did it to save my mother," he answered, 'T
saw murder in fathers eyes when he started
after my mother. When he llred the first shot
through the door I knew he intended to murder
the whole, family. It was .ill done In self-de
"This is an extremely sad case, 1 ' said Mag
istrate Higginbotham- "I am sorry for you, my
boy. but the law compels me to bold you with
out bail for further examination."
Young Lindermeyer has always been regarded
i> a model youth. He was employed tn a
wagon painting shop as a lettcrer. Ho has a
reputation for sobriety and steadiness. His
mother tearfully agserta her son's innocence of
any intention to kill his fath.r. and says that
the kiiling was accidental.
Lindermeyer*« three little sisters and his four
teen-year-old brother pay thai their brother
acted entirely in self- defence.
The police theory of the murder is that young
Lindermeyer got the revolver from his father
and went into the parlor to protect his mother.
The father started toward them with something
that gleamed in his hand, and tho son fired to
frighten him. Intending to shoot over his fathers
FINANCIERING OF FRICK'S NEPHEW.
[Ty TMfin-ar>h to TJ*» Tritmn*-. I
Pittsburg. Nov. 24.— 1f H. C- Frick continues
t.. bo the financial backer of his young nephew,
Howard Child*, there 1b danger of Mr. Frick
coming to grief. Young Childs is a chicken en
thusiast, and so Mr. Frick bought 0110 hundred
of the finest bred chickens of the country and
Started a little hennery for Howard in the rear
ij^his home. No. 725 Hastings street.
t l-ast rammer there were scores of thicks,
which reached the broiler age a few weeks ag-<.
There Is not one now. Young Childs. who
looked upon the pedigreed fowls only as
chickens, made a contract with the chef of tho
Hotel ftehentey, aAa-the guests at that hostlery
have boon eutinfr spring chickens that were
worth almost their weight in gold. There is
nothing to indicate that they tasted any dif
ferent from other chickens.
MEN REJECT CHECKS; MINES CLOSE.
Pea Homes, lowa, Nov. 34.— Six mines in the
Iks MohMS region and several others closed yes
terday bet HISS the miners refused to accept
cbecka. About 1.000 men are out. ->
No Thanksgiving Table complete without a bottle
of Angostura bitters, world-renowned appetizer of
exquisite flavor. Dr. Slegtrt's, the only genuine.—
NEW SHIPPING BILL
GALLINGER AS SPONSOR.
Postal Subvention for Pacific and
South American Ports.
(From The Tribune Bureau 1
Washington, Nov. 24.— The President In his
coming message will urge, the enactment of a
new shipping: bill. The measure, which will
have the cordial support of the administration,
will be introduced in th*» Senate by Mr. Gallin
g-er, and it will be Introduced simultaneously
in the House.
"There will be a determined effort In the new
Congress to obtain some positive legislation for
tho upbuilding of the merchant marine.* paid
Senator Gallinger to-day. "It will he. remem
bered that the enactment of a bill designed to
rehabilitate, the American merchant marine was
defeated In the closing hours of tho last Con
gress only by a partisan filibuster in tho Sen
ate, after a shipping bill, for the first time in
many years, had received a majority In both
houses. A largo majority in the Senate was
waiting to be recorded for the bill when it came
back from the House. The active fliibusterers.
though persistent, were few In number, and the
leaders of the filibuster have now passed Into
"It is significant in the movement for encour
aging the merchant marine that It is constantly
winning new supporters among public men In
both houses of Congress, and that no man who
has once upheld the policy has changed his
mind and turned against It. This fact points
to ultimate, victory.
"It is, however, the part of wisdom to recog
nize that everything cannot be achieved at once.
It is probable that all that will be seriously at
tempted In the new Congress will be the enact
ment of some substantial ocean mail legislation,
particularly for creating new lines to Booth
America and across the Pacific Ocean. This Is
not all that the friends of the merchant marine
desire, but it Ja commonly recognized that these
lines are our first need. The necessity for them
has been freshly emphasized by the, abandon
ment of the Inadequately paid ocean mull ser
vice from San Francisco to Australasia, leaving
American manufacturers, merchants and farm
ers absolutely without direct postal communi
cation of their own with these important ami
"Another object lesson, the force of which has
not been lost upon the lawmakers In Washing
ton, is that the Pontofflce Department, since last
March, has found it necessary to direct that
the United States mails for South Small and
Argentina bo dispatched by way of Europe, be
cause of the wretchedly Inefficient nnd Irregular
service- furnished by the foreign tramp s'earn
ers now plying between New York and South
America. The TTnite.l States is as near Brazil
and Argentina as its commercial competitors of
Europe, but because through postal subven
tions and other aids they maintain swift ami
regular steamship communication with South
America, we are. in effect, three thousand miles
further away, to th« great Injury of our trade
and to the lessening of our proper Influence with
tl<> Latin-American republics.
"As an instance of the lo«. 3 inflicted on us by
our present laik of communication with South
America, it is related that a subsidized steam
ship sailing recently from South America direct
to Europe conveyed a party of merchants going
to Europe to place orders for .?!:.■">,»> tO.OOO worth
of goods. Most of these orders might have corno
to this country if the South American mer
chants could have travelled as quickly and com
fortably to our Atlantic ports.
"In a few weeks the battleship fleet will sail
from Hampton Roads for the. Pacific Ocean. It
will proceed from one American harbor to an
other., on an essentially domestic voyage. Yet
the voyage, cannot be mad« without relying on
foreign ships as colliers to convoy and coal the
"Alone of all maritime nations, the United
States makes a great deal of money— s3,ooo,ooo
or 54,»>OO,00O a year-out of Its ocean malls.
Great Britain upends $6,000,000 or $7,000,000 a
year for postal subventions, and Japan be
tween $4,000,000 and fCi.OOO,OOOO. From $8,000,
000 to $4,000,000 a year would result in satis
factory steamship service, from our Atlantic,
and (}ulf ports to South America, and from our
Pacific ports to Japan, China, the Philippines
and Australasia. Some of us can see no reason
why the profit derived from our ocean mail
service should not be used to assist In estab
lishing lines to carry our mails across the asaa
It Is to immediate legislation of this kind that
the thoughts of the host friends of the mer
chant marine nre turning, and it is probable
that this will be the character of the bill pre
sented in the new Congress.
"At tho close, of the last session 1 received
important assurances that such a bill, carefully
drawn, would receive the support of several of
the ablest and most influential Southern Demo
cratic Senators, and I believe it will command
a practically unanimous support on the Re
'■AD" GUMBERT BOOMED FOR MAYOR.
Plttsburg. Nov. 24— Addlson C. Humbert,
sheriff of Allegheny County, and known in
every city where there is a National League
baseball team as th^ old pitcher of the Boston,
Chicago and Pittsburg clubs in turn, may he
the first mayor of greater Pittsburg. Charles
F. Kirschler. Mayor of Allegheny, will also be
a candidate for the Republican nomination, but
the ■"machirn" is said to have picked on Uuiii
bert for its candidate. If he obtains the
■Uiauon It wfl practically mean an election.
PRESIDENT OUT IN RAfX.
Walks Three Hours and Is Soaked
to the Skin.
fFYnm The TrU'iine Bur*«u.l
Washington, Nov. 24.— The President went for
a three hours' walk in the rain this afternoon,
followed by the S*h r»>t Service guards. When
the little party returned to the White House
the pedestrians were covered with mud and
soaked to the skin. During most of the time
that the President and his companions were
away from tho mansion the rain fell in tor
rents and at frequent intervals the downpour
was mixed with snow and sleet.
The President returned in high spirits, ap
parently none the worse for his drenching. The
Secret Service men looked tired.
SINGER ENDS LIFE.
Theodor Bertram. Grieving for
Wife. Commits Suicide.
Berlin. Nov M. Theodor Bertram, the cele
brated nr">ra singer, committed suicide to-day
at Bayreoth. He had he*n melancholy and de
spondent since The death of h> wife, who was
drowr.ed on February 21 last ln the wreck of
the steamship Berlin, off the Hook of Holland.
Theodore Bertram's most successful parts were
In the Wagnerian operas; and h« made his
irreatest reputation as Wotan
The: steamer Berlin was wrecked while enter
ing the port after a hurricane Nearly every
body aboard was lost, among the KOmbe* being
nineteen members nf the German Opera com
pany, who had ended their season at Covent
Garden. Ore of these was Mrs. Bertram. Mr.
Pe.rtram had sailed for Rotterdam n day prior
to the departure of his wife.
Th^odor Bertram was a member of Mr. Grau>
company at the Metropolitan Opera House in the
season of IS3B-!>>>. His wire at that time was
Mme. Moran-Olden. who had been the German
prlma donna at th* Metropolitan eleven years be
fore. Ha married her In ISDT. She died In 1503.
When he sang here she had lost her vcsu«* as a
pinker, but was here wi'h him and sins; a few
times at the German Theatre, downtown.
CROOKES AND KIPLING.
Selected to Receive Nobel Prkea in
Chemistry and Literature.
Stockholm. Nov 24— The next Nohel prize
for chemistry will be awnrd.-.l to ?!r William
Crookes. of T^ondon.
Rudyard Kipling hns bf>«*r> selected to receive
the literary prize.
Sir William Crookes was born in 1532. He
discovered thallum. an element, in ISHI and in
vented the radiometer in IST4. He was knight
ed in ISO" and has been closely Identified with
many of the most Important advances In sci
Professor Orookes recently discovered a
process of extracting; nitric acid from the at
mosphere. This. It was announced, would be
available soon for commercial, industrial and
agricultural purposes, and would, it was said.
revolutionize the nitratft Industry and solve the
world's food problem.
The Nobel prizes, of which ther« are five. ar«
valued at MMM each. They were provided for in
the will of Alfred Bemhard Nobel, a noted Swedish
scientist, who died m MM. The arises are award
ed for the most Important dtscoverfc 1 r.i p'nysir?.
in chemistry, in physiology or medicine, tvr th«
most distinguished work m the field of literature
anil for the best effort toward the fraternity of
nations and the promotion of p»:i;-r. They are.
JURY DISAGREES ON STEVE ADAMS.
Stands Eight to Four for Acquittal in Se
quel to Steunenberg Case.
Hathdrum. Ida ' -4.— The Jury m th«
Store Adams murder case was discharged at
5:45 o'clock 'this afternoon, being anal
agree on a verdict, after being
ovi.ick last nluht. Tho jury stood etgl
ari[uitt;il and four for conviction. Adams was
accused ol the murder of Fred Tyler in tho
Marble Creek district of Bhoehone County, Ida
ho, in August, 1901
Judge W. W. Woods In his charge to the. Jury
said that any inducement offered Adams •
a confession need not prevent ■ verdict of
guilty, unless some worldly promise h;. ;
made. Any such material promise majda to pro
cure a confession as to thi of es-Qov
rmor Steunenberg need not brvattdate nn inci
dental confession as to the killing ot Tyler, th«
SAY ROGERSS MISSION FAILED.
General Counsel of Panama Canal Commis
sion Coming Horne — May Resign Place.
Panama, Nov. 24- Richard It. Rogers; general
counsel of the Panama Canal Commission, who
was .••• nt here to arrange claims made as;iinsi the
Unitei] States by several Panamana and foreigners,
whose properties have bet n occupied for canal
purposes, the claims being left undecided by the
joint commission, sailed from her': to-day for tho
I'nlCed States without having accomplished any
thing-. It is rumored hero that Mr. Rogers will
tender his resignation on Ills arrival in the United
CHICAGO TRIES "PAY AS YOU ENTER."
Successful Test Reported of Streetcar System
Planned for New York.
Chicago, Nov. 24.— The "pay as you rater" sys
tem of collecting streetcar Cares was Introduced
successfully on the Cottage Grove- avenue line of
the. Chicago City Railway Company to-day. Offi
cials of the company ass. that seventy-five per
sons A minute were loaded during the rush hour
following morning church services and that safety
was promoted and overcrowding and jostling were
reduced by the plan.
Each car used in the experiment was fitted on
the rear platform with ;i brass rail, within a herd
or" which the conductor stood and collected the
nickels of the passengers a* they passed before
him. Debarking passengera Sled out behind the
BEQUEATHS $10,000 TO HORSES.
! Bar Telegraph to Th* Tribune. 1
Boston, Nov. 24.— Ten thousand dollars to her
favorite horses and t'.iM) and the old homestead at
Dover. N. H-, to her sister. Mrs. Gertrude Cole, of
New Kochelle. N. V.. are two of tho bequests made
by Mrs. Emma J. Sanborn. whose body was cre
mated Tuesday at the Forest Hills Cemetery.
J^dwin F. Warren, of Melrose, Mass., the executor,
will spend the $10,000 tor the care of the dead
ST. LOUIS NEGROES FOR FORAKER.
I l:y Tel«Kraph to The Tribujw. 1
Si. Louis, Nov. 2i.— Xejfro Republicans of four
it— ji of tile twenty-eight wards of this city, in
mass meeting this evening, adopted resolutions
tavortag Senator Foraker. of Ohio, as th. ■.
h.an IllinihWl for President.
AFTER ALL, U3HERS THE SCOTCH
l£at made the highball famous.— Advl.
* PUKE TTIREK CENTS.
RESUME OF THE PANIC.
TRAGEDY AND COMEDY.
How the Country-Wide Financial .
Squeeze Grexc from Small Failure.
The financial squeeze has now been on for a
trifle more than four weeks, and the people alt
over the country, realizing that the worst is
over, are gathering about the stoves in the cor
ner stores, discussing what might b«* called the
superficial developments of the panic. Some of
these are mentioned, even yet. with the old
shiver of alarm. In many of them, however. Is
found humnr; In others tragedy.
For instance, back In Kankakee the experi
ence of the old "tight wad" money lender who
went to the city to collect a note. Insisted on
currency and had to charter a truck and a
freight car to get it home is greeted with up
roarious laughter. But the story of the little
widow just around the corner is recalled In
silence. Her small sum was In a city bank
which closed. She st vi befcre its doors a
whole* night and a day. and came home, when
the suspension notice was posted, weakened In
body and literally scared to death.
The man who gets change for a clearing hons«
certificate from a streetcar conductor smiles,
but the poor workman who was paid in a check
late on Saturday night goes home to find
hunger and an empty larder, is usable to
cash his check until Monday, and has little of
the mirthful to contemplate- His solace, that
makes up for a lot, however, is that he has a
Job awaiting him on Monday morning.
The whole trouble seemed to start from «me
apparently— at that time— lnsignificant failure.
The failure, however, was followed by rumors
involving the names of several prominent bank
ers. These -were soon forced out of office* and
runs started on their banks. The trouble
spread in waves over this city. The com
munity's spine was shaken with th« cold chills
of panic arfd the ague passed in waves from
Wall Street to Harlem, The Bronx, Brooklyn
and Willtamsburg. Bank officers -who had been
skating on thin Ice scrambled for the shore, but
their moves only shattered what support they
had had. and they found themselves struggling
In the cold black water of, the law.
On this phase of the situation a Harlem bank
president who has been active in the banking
world for nearly twosenre -ears commented
BANKER ON THE PANIC.
"There are many bankers, cashiers, book
keepers and clerks Included." he said, "who
would live to old age without the blight of dis
honor if there were no such thing as bank
runs and panics. A man may have invested the
money he has •borrowed' — quote that ■word.
I please— so safely that he will actually be able
i to return it If everything goes right. But the
j first thing he knows his bank is Involved in
: trouble like that we have just passed through.
and he finds his books in the hande of the bank
examiner. Before jumping on necks with hob
nails in our boots, let's stop and think how
many honest men to-day would have had the
blight of state's prison on their past had a
financial flurry occurred at Just the right, or.
j rather, the wrong time. Who can tell?"
The panic passed over the country like a
wave, with its start in Manhattan Island. This
wave's progress is reflected in the news dis
patches. The day of the first trouble here. Bos
ton. Philadelphia and Pittsbun? were sending
in optimistic reports in an "I tola you so" tone.
The next day the dispatches from these cities
told of precautionary measures. -Then the pre
cautions were taken up by cities a little further
on. and those near by found themselves In
volved in runs and suspensions. And so it
went until the wave broke Itself, so to speak, on
th.- Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
The cities through it all have been the great
est sufferers. The directors and other officers
of the banks in the country and the small
ctUea know nearly every one of their depositor*
personally. When trouble is brewing and these
i come around with blood in their eyes and bank
| ho.. ks In their hands the officers Just call them
I into the upholstered back office and explain the
DIFFERENT KINDS OF RUNS.
There have been, bankers say. three kinds si
runs- panic runs, silly runs and runs started
by mistake. The r;»nlc run* were the general
order resulting from the unsettled state of
credit. V number of depositors line up to with
draw, others see them and get the habit, as ii
were, and soon th« line can fee dignified by
the title run.
At least two runs In this city were started b9
mistakes in newspaper stories about th* general
banking situation. One of these was due SB tha
fact that many persons read no further than th*
headlines of the article. The neighborhood in
which the bank was situated was used in such
■ way in the headline of an afternoon news
paper that a misleading statement was macia
■bent a bank that was perfectly solvent and fa
no trouble. A run the next morning was tho
result, although the body of the article state.l
the facts correctly.
A run on a bank up the state was caused In
this way: The cashier got a telephone message
from home that some medicine was needed im
mediately for the baby. The cashier called BM
office boy. followed him to the door of the- ban
in telling him the errand, and sped him on hi*
way with the admonition. "Now run." Un
fortunately two or three panicky depositors were
entering and heard only the word "run" com
ing from the cashier. They were influential men
in the community, and when they immediately
drew out ail their deposits their example was
followed by several others. Rumor took up tha
case there and handled H In its old thorough
The use of clearing hooaa certificates and the.
premium on money have resulted In some curiou*
incident.-:, In St. Louis the certificates were a*;
cepted on streetcars. In one town-In^he^Mlddl-
West where the lack of currency wa-» peculiarly
felt the merchants, nearly all of whom were>
manufacturers, paid their workmen in the old
fashioned shin plasters." and the town is now
in possession of a currency of its own. supple
mented by that of Uncle Sam.
LOTS OF SILVER USED.
Restaurant men downtown, especially propri
etors of the grab-and-run shops, say they ha\ »
never in their lives Been so many silver dollar*
and so much small gold. One of the cheaper
restaurants in closing business on Friday night
had more than $20»» in silver dollars. Most or
these were bright and new. but dated from IS7U
to 1880. The young woman cashier, who here
tofore has done the banking for the concern,
was unable to carry the deposit to the bank.
and a waiter had to be sent with her.
in the mining communities and towns in which
large railroad operations are going on the em
ployers have been put to it to pay off their men
and keep them cheerful. A check means about
as much to an ordinary section hand as a San
skrit handbill, and when the men four-.! they
Kalils Restaurant, Venetian Gardens & Itaihskel
ler Finest downtown. 14-1S Park Place. Open 7.31
a. m. until midnight; music; open Thanksgiving Day.
— Ail vi-